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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Hypercalcemia recovery rate within 7 days by treatment type and severity

 Treatment typeMild casesp-valueModerate-severe casesp-value


TotalRecovered, n (%)TotalRecovered, n (%)
No treatment4427 (61.4)0.0673a-a0.073
Hydration only2421 (87.5)71 (14.3)
Medication treatment3526 (74.3)6436 (56.3)
 Bisphosphonate + calcitonin1412 (85.7)0.1224431 (70.5)<0.001
 Bisphosphonate only159 (60.0)194 (21.1)

Three patients were transferred to nursing home and hospice care before treatment and the recovery could not be evaluated due to loss to follow up.

Korean J Clin Pharm 2019;29:166-72 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2019.29.3.166
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